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- Within the book, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, the author critiques his society in a way that can be seen throughout events in the book. Aldous specifically analyzes the idea of an individual throughout the book from hypnoaedic lessons, the adventure through the reserves idea of an individual, and mindless happiness to along with the frustrations of John the Savage. To begin with hypnoaedic lessons, young children are taught the values of society while sleeping. One of the main lessons taught throughout the hypnoaedic refers to the identity as useless, and the society as the most important figure.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Huxley family]
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- Ultimately as I read it “Brave New world” by Aldous Huxley, seems to say how Aldous Huxley perceives how the future would be. I have trouble accepting this proposition, however on the grounds that Huxley has a unique, yet very creative on the way he wrote this fictional novel. Many individuals who enjoy Huxley bizarre style of enjoy this novel; I would say that he has an intelligent way of concocting Brave new world together. The essence of this novel can portray upon how there will always be a price to pay when you want happiness.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Huxley family]
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- Welcome to the brave New world where most decisions no longer affect your course of the future. Happiness, something we all search for in our unpredictable lives, for some, happiness comes much faster and easier, but for many others, the notion of knowing that happiness is just too far away from them ultimately causes the decision to make the only permanent escape and that is to end their life just like poor Johnny boy. Quote “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, Huxley family]
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- Many people, especially those living in democratic regions of the world, perceive themselves as fundamentally free, as they are able to make their own choices. In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, most of the citizens of the World State are considered to lack this kind of freedom. Unlike the citizens of the World State, John the Savage is presented as one of the flawed characters we are able to relate to. Consequently, by contrasting those around him, he is presented as a free character. However, the actual freedom of his choice is limited by the factors in his environment that shape his personality.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
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- People break bones. X-ray machines allow doctors to see inside of our bodies to prevent any further damage. This is what Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World does. Brave New World peers into the future and warns of the dangers of technology and an all too complacent society. As Critic Dawn B. Sova explains, Brave New World “depicts an orderly society in which scientifically sophisticated genetics and pharmacology combine to produce a perfectly controlled population whose entire existence is dedicated to maintaining the stability of society”.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
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- The future is a star, shining bright and hopeful. Welcoming everyone with the promise of a better tomorrow. The world is joyous for tomorrow is a new day. However, that glimmering star can only shine for so long before it dims and the mask of hope lifts. This is exactly what happens in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World the future is grand and everyone is happy, or so everyone has been told. Critic Dawn B. Sova explains that Brave New World “depicts an orderly society in which scientifically sophisticated genetics and pharmacology combine to produce a perfectly controlled population whose entire existence is dedicated to maintaining the stability of society”.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
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- A parent conditions a child into the adult they want them to be. This same ideology is present in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The children are trained to respond to certain stimuli in their daily lives. However, the training transforms the children into mindless drones who fall in love with soma and sex. In this novel, Lenina, a nineteen year old, female, Beta caste, struggles with the concept of individuality because she has been trained to be a part of the larger group rather than to focus on herself as an individual.... [tags: Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, The World State]
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How can science change a society? How can it distort to create an image of happiness? Science is used to suppress human emotions and distort societies issues. Science has distorted happiness by distorting God. They pray "Oh mighty Ford" instead of Lord, due to Henry Ford's great assembly line of the model T. The assembly line was the most important because it was an inspiration for mass productions of humans. Science is suppressing emotions by building a society based on mass production of the hands as appose to the heart. Mass production is important to scientists because it allows humans to be created quickly in the exact necessity. By distorting mass production and the Lord, the illusion of happiness is created. Scientists of Brave New World destroy destiny by cutting of oxygen to created embryos in order to create a lower class citizen. The controller states, "The lower the caste the shorter the oxygen." (11), proving that the government shortens oxygen to each embryo depending on the class. Scientists use technology to make a human suppress the desire to compete, to achieve higher in the alpha, beta, gamma, classifications. By suppressing the desire to achieve, science creates the illusion of a content and happy society. Science is used to suppress society and distort.
What affects do drugs have on the common human emotions? Drugs are also used to
suppress human emotions and other issues in the novel. Throughout the novel. The drug "soma"
is used to suppress and distort. It creates a non emotion state of being, in which the appearance of happiness is created. Soma is the mass production drug used to create stability in
emotions. By suppressing fear and intimidation by soma, the government is limitless to its
power. The Controller states about soma, "All of the advantages of Christianity and alcohol and
none of their defects." (54). Soma has no affects but social stability for the government, as
appose to alcohol and other drugs that cause several complications. Its feel good effect distort happiness. Soma is used to interest social stability. Soma is used to distort emotions by suppressing them.
How is sex used as a distortion? Brave New World is flowering with sexual persuasion
as a distortion. In the novel, people treat sex as a form of entertainment rather than an expression of love between a couple. Sex is no longer a private matter, but a public proceedure, proving that it is used to distort emotions and suppress human nature of intercourse. Sex is used because is not necessary for reproduction because of the mass production of embryos; therefore, fornication is used as a complete gratification factor. Sterilizing rights are controlled through an authoritarian system that sterilizes about two thirds of women, requires the rest to use contraceptives, and surgically removes ovaries when it need comes to produce new humans. Reproduction is controlled through a system of sterilization and contraception. Women can have their ovaries removed for money. The act of fornication is controlled by a system of social rewards for promiscuity and lack of commitment. John, an outsider, is tortured by his sexual desire for Lenina and her inability to return his love. Lenina whispers, "Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly..." as her desire builds (194). The distinction between John's desire for love and Lenina's desire for sex illustrates the emotional suppression from sex because the two are so focused on it. Sex is used with drugs to suppress emotion. Bernard often partakes in wild orgies with soma. Fortification is used to distort emotions and distort human nature.
The anti-utopian society is suppressed by science, drugs and sex. Scientific al technology advances society, chasing its emotions into emptiness, and swallowing a woman's nature whole. Drugs build up the immunity to the soul, drowning emotions into nothing. Sex illuminates the necessity for love. Through suppression by science, drugs and sex, the government can control society. Science, drugs and sex are distortions used for the appearance fo a perfect utopian civilization, when really, the dystopian society is what is present. In order to comprehend, the novel Brave New World uses distortion as an image to suppress society. The allusions of a perfect society is nothing but, an allusions. It is a distortion of what will never be. Happiness with never be suppressed, as sadness will never be hidden. Society will never reach a utopian level.